Adventure Island


Active Pathways Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children 2 – 3 years of age. All of the activities in Pre-Kindergarten are developed in conjunction with the criteria outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework. The activities focus on a range of key skills and abilities including:

  • Cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Scientific thinking
  • Communication
  • Mathematical awareness and concepts
  • Imaginative play
  • Outdoor play [including development of gross motor skills]
  • Development of sharing and teamwork
  • Physical health and nutrition

Pre-Kindergarten also offers weekly music classes, which are designed to introduce children to a range of musical instruments, music beats, and rhythm. The Pre-Kindergarten program introduces a range of concepts and ideas to children, and these activities change each term in order to provide a diversity of experiences.

We are regularly accessing a range of outside opportunities for the children and we offer a range of stimulating incursions such as environmental visits from the Local Council to assist with our worm farms; visits from allied health progressions such as the “tooth fairy” to teach children about oral hygiene; regular visits from our emergency services; French language lessons and toddler Yoga.

The Pre-Kindergarten stage for children is a special time and it is during this period that children are learning a range of new skills including how to partake in social interaction, turn taking, elementary conflict resolution skills, and strategies for emotional regulation and self-soothing. Active Pathways educators strive to ensure that their toddlers are given all the love and care necessary to develop the skills required to make strong bonds and attachments.

Adventure Island Room Goals

1. To create weekly plans that achieve all five learning outcomes as outlined in the National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).

2. To acknowledge the uniqueness and potential of all children.

3. To acknowledge, celebrate, and value the diversity of cultures present in Adventure Island.

4. To acknowledge children as competent learners, and build active communities of engagement and inquiry.

5. To encourage children to be actively involved in their learning.

6. To create activities those engage both genders in a creative and intellectual way.

7. To implement strategies that will empower students to make positive contributions to the learning environment.

8. To acknowledge and support the personal strengths, professional knowledge, diversity and experience that children bring to the learning environment.

9. To create an environment whereby children feel safe, secure, and nurtured.

10. To develop a positive and caring partnership with children and their families.